National DisAbility Rights Network

Advocacy groups file petition challenging subminimum wage certificate

Thursday, December 3, 2015
Subminimum Wages Challenged
Ralph (Joe) Magers, Pamela Steward, and Mark Felton produce floor samples for Seneca Re-Ad Industries, an Ohio-based sheltered workshop for workers with disabilities. Their job responsibilities include cutting floor tiles, printing labels, punching holes through tile pieces,…

Study reveals extensive disability discrimination in job applications

Friday, November 13, 2015
Study Exposes Employment Discrimination
Employers are 26 percent less likely to respond to applications from qualified applicants with disabilities than their peers, according to a new study from researchers from Rutgers and Syracuse Universities. “I don’t think we were astounded…

Baltimore moves forward on accessible public housing

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Accessible Housing
The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland signed off on a Supplemental Consent Decree on October 30, modifying an existing agreement requiring the city of Baltimore to expand its accessible public housing stock. “We are pleased…

(Video) Battling Oppression: MMA fighter Garrett Holeve’s right to fight

Monday, November 2, 2015
Garrett Holeve, aka G Money
Mixed Martial Arts, or MMA, is arguably one of the more controversial competitive sports. Banned in New York, the sport is known for its brutal, bloody nature and the fighters that train for months…

DC activist forced to crawl off airplane

Monday, November 2, 2015
D’Arcee Neal
It had been nearly 45 minutes. D’Arcee Neal, a 29-year-old man with cerebral palsy, just wanted to get off his United Airlines flight and use the bathroom, after waiting for the 5-hour duration between San Francisco and his…

Report uncovers abuse of inmates with disabilities in Sacramento Jail

Saturday, October 31, 2015
Advocates release scathing report
The Sacramento County Jail is subjecting inmates with disabilities to prolonged isolation, preventing them from obtaining even the most minimum mental health care, according to a scathing new report [PDF] released October 15 from Disability Rights

CA measure provides relief for business for ADA compliance costs

Monday, October 19, 2015
Accessibility Loan Program in California
California small businesses will soon have access to a new loan program to retrofit their buildings to come into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act architectural standards, under a new measure signed October 11 Governor…

Siyad describes hopelessness of cycling in and out of jail, not getting help

Wednesday, October 14, 2015Every week, the Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities (AVID) Jail Project visits the King County Correctional Facility (KCCF) in downtown Seattle and the SCORE Jail in Des Moines, Washington, to monitor jail conditions and speak to inmates with mental illness about their experiences.

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